Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3-D Cakes

Hi All,
I know some of you are thinking wow she is posting again soo soon... LOL see I said that I would be committed to posting more often and I am living up to that promise. I will explain why I have so much more time in the next post, but for this post I want to talk about 3-D cakes. Yep, 3-D cakes. So in the last couple of months I have gotten more and more calls for 3-D cakes. I don't know if its because of the few that are on the website, but people are definitely calling more than they have before. Though most of the calls are things are can do...every now and then I will get a call from someone asking about a design for something that they saw on television. Now I think I am pretty decent at what I considering I haven't been doing it for that long (2.5 years). But some of the things people are ask for are just shy of outrageous and then when I quote them a price even if I was able to do it I get the famous saying,"all that....it's just cake". Some times I wish I could respond with well if it's just cake then, order something more in your price range or simply go to Wal-Mart then. No people don't go to Wal-Mart because they want a custom cake, well custom cake comes with custom cake price especially 3-D cakes, so if you want that cake then you need to be willingly to pay the price. Which in my area, I don't think I charge that much for 3-d cakes, considering there aren't that many decorators in the area that do true 3-D cakes. Fortunately most of the people that call who want 3-D cakes, will pay the quoted price that I give them. The one cake by far was the craziest request yet as got to be the woman who asked my assistant could we make a Winnie the Pooh cake standing up. LOL. I knew she must have been watching one of those Food Challenges on the Food Network because they do those kinds of cakes all the time. So with all of that being said, you will be seeing more 3-D cakes from me in the next couple of months. And for your viewing pleasure, here are some of the 3-D cakes from the last couple of months:

PS3 Groom's Cake with Controller: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pound Cake with Cheesecake and Mocha Buttercream Filling 

Electric Guitar Groom's Cake: Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream

Spalding Basketball Birthday Cake- Vanilla Pound Cake with Vanilla Buttercream filling

Bushel of Crabs Birthday Cake: 4 layers of Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling 

Small Submarine Cake- Vanilla cake with Chocolate Buttercream Filling 

Spongebob Birthday Cake- Vanilla cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Until next time,

Peace & Blessings

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hubby's Surprised Birthday Party!

So I am sooo behind in updating blog post that I am going to attempt to get caught up in the next week or so. So I am going back to the birthday party that I surprised my hubby with. His birthday was August 2nd and he turned 29. For the hubby it wasn't a big deal, but for me I always like to make his birthday special since he didn't have real birthday parties growing up as a child. So I feel like he has some making up to do in the birthday party department :) Typically its hard to get one up on the husband because when he is not at work, he is home and is super nosy. But I got him good this time because he didn't even know at all..not one clue..I'm good. 

I invited a few of his co-workers to our house after work since his birthday fell on a Tuesday. We also have only live in PA a few years, so most of our friends and family live in New Jersey and it's impossible to get them out here on the weekend let alone during the week. In order to get him away from home long enough to set up everything up, I had a friend of ours asked him to go over her house to "fix" her wireless network LOL. So by the time he got back everyone was here...and boy was he surprised! 

Because I put sooo much work into his cake...I didn't have time to actually make the food (which happens often around here) so I enlisted the help of my cousin to set up the food while I was at the shop and then I brought home the cake. I am soo in love with this cake because I could do whatever I wanted to do since it was a surprise! I decided to do a 1980's theme cake since he was born in the 80's like me. It was made of 2 tiers; the bottom was black cherry and the top was orange creamsicle. The bottom tier was decorated to look like the pac man game. The top tier had a hand molded 29 on the front and along the sides were 2 cassette tapes, one of the characters from Fraggle Rock, a record player and some records. On top of the cake was a pair of roller skates, a Rubik cube and break dancer that resembled my husband. The hubby has dreadlocks, so I gave the break dancer dreadlocks as well. Below is 3 pictures of what the cake looked like before it got demolished by everyone at the party.

I can't wait until next year to see what I can come up with for his birthday! There is always my little one's birthday in November. 

Until then..
Peace and Blessings